The Office of Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz
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Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Applauds Landmark SCOTUS Decision Affirming Civil Rights Protections for LGBTQ Workers
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, State Officials Mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Today, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz joined state agency and community leaders to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and highlight the programs and systems in place to support older adults living in Connecticut.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, BPRC and Complete Count Committee Co-Chairs Encourage Hard-to-Count Communities to Respond to 2020 Census
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today joined Chairman of the legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus state Rep. Brandon McGee and Complete Count Committee Co-Chairs Reps. Chris Rosario and Pat Wilson Pheanious in encouraging households in Connecticut’s hard-to-count communities to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census to help determine the allocation of billions in federal dollars and the state’s political representation.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Announces U.S. Census Bureau will Restart Hand-Delivering Census Paper Questionnaires to Households with P.O. Boxes
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today announced that the U.S. Census Bureau will restart hand-delivering Census paper questionnaires to households with P.O. Boxes in an effort to increase participation in the decennial count.
Gov. Lamont, Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz to Honor Fall CT Heroes At Wall of Honor Ceremony Thursday
(HARTFORD, CT) – Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, in collaboration with Governor Ned Lamont, today announced that she will host the 13th annual Connecticut Wall of Honor ceremony at the State Capitol in Hartford on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Due to due ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary closure of the State Capitol building, in-person attendance will not be permitted among the general public, however residents are encouraged to watch the event live and in its entirety through the Connecticut Network (CT-N), which is available on cable television and online.
LT. GOVERNOR BYSIEWICZ LAUNCHES COVID-19 CODING COMPUTING CHALLENGE FOR 3-12 GRADERS
(HARTFORD, CT) - Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, joined by OPM Secretary Melissa McCaw, Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Sibongile Magubane, and Department of Higher Ed Executive Director Tim Larson, today announced the launch of the “Lt. Governor’s COVID-19 Computing Challenge: A statewide challenge to address a global concern.” Connecticut students in grades 3 through 12 are challenged to work individually or as a team to propose an idea for a computing technology application (functioning apps are not required). The idea for the coding challenge was inspired by the work of the Council on Women and Girls Education and STEAM Subcommittee in partnership with its Steering Committee community partners.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Submits Written Testimony Supporting Legislation to Protect Domestic Workers
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today submitted written testimony to the Labor and Public Employees Committee in support of House Bill 5276, An Act Concerning Domestic Workers. The bill would require employers of domestic workers to disclose information about working conditions and grants to domestic workers certain privacy protections, the ability to raise health concerns relating to cleaning products and protection from retaliation.
LT. GOVERNOR BYSIEWICZ & STATE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS HIGHLIGHT 24/7 HOTLINE FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
(HARTFORD, CT) – Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection officials are shining a spotlight on a recently upgraded confidential statewide hotline that provides domestic violence victims with extensive information, safety planning, counseling, and case management, as well as referrals to local organizations and community resources.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz and Commissioner Hurlburt Kick Off Maple Sugaring Season in CT
(BURLINGTON CT) – Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Department of Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt today joined Rob Lamothe, owner of Lamothe’s Sugar House in Burlington, to participate in a ceremonial maple tapping in celebration of Connecticut’s “sweetest” time of the year, the start of maple sugaring season.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, Commissioner Saadi Announce 10 New Inductees Into Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas Saadi today announced ten veterans who will be inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019. The Hall of Fame recognizes distinguished Connecticut veterans who have made significant contributions to their communities after leaving military service.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Encourages Artists, Non-profits, and businesses to sign up for the 2020 Census Create-A-Thon Happening This Friday
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, the Mohegan Tribe of Indians, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Connecticut Complete Count Committee, will host Connecticut’s first Create-A-Thon, an event that brings together creative artists, community leaders, non-profits, and businesses to brainstorm and design art and materials to inform the public about the 2020 Census. It’s happening this Friday, November 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater and there’s still time to RSVP! The top three designs will be awarded prizes sponsored by various media organizations and agencies.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Announces $500,000 in State Funding to Maximize Participation in the 2020 Census
Today, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Office of Policy and Management (OPM) Secretary Melissa McCaw announced the state of Connecticut has identified $500,000 within existing and available appropriations across state agencies to aid in efforts to complete the 2020 Census.
Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, CT National Guard Launch Operation ELF to Help Military Families in Need
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and the Connecticut National Guard Foundation launched the 18th annual Operation ELF (Embracing Lonely Families) at the to help military families enduring the hardship of separation due to deployment and to help lessen the financial stresses these families face resulting from their call to active duty.
Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz Announces 'Galvanize Connecticut'
Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz announced today that the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls is teaming up with United State of Women (USOW) and the Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls to co-host a one day summit focused on empowerment of women and girls on December 7, 2019 at Goodwin College in East Hartford. Galvanize Connecticut will include panel discussions, keynote presentations by nationally recognized speakers, trainings on combatting systems that perpetuate gender inequity, opportunities to network with local and national organizations at an Engagement Fair, and more.
Governor Lamont and Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Condemn Social Media Attacks on Female Candidates for Public Office
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today released the following joint statement calling for civility on both sides of the political spectrum in light of recent online attacks targeting women running for public office.